The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the matter of 26 parliamentarians, whose fate is hanging in balance, to recently constituted Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Pervaiz and Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the petition filed by Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, against bogus votes in the electoral list.
The Chief Justice gave two weeks to the Commission to ponder over the issue and said on receipt of Commission’s comments or reply the court would decide the case.
Three senators, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Syed Sajid Hussain Zaidi and Dr Asim Hussain, nine MNA’s Chaudhary Asghar Ali Jutt, Jamshed Ahmed Dasti, Muhammad Akhtar Khan Kanju, Sardar Shafqat Hayat Khan, Ch. Tassaduq Masud Khan, Haji Khuda Bux Rajar, Mst Khadija Aamir Yar Malik, Sardar Mumtaz Khan, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, 11 MPA’s Syed Basit Ahmed Sultan, mian Muhammad Ajmal Asif, Ahmed Mujtaba Gilani, Sardar Meer Badshah Qaisrani, Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar, Ijaz Ahmed Khatoon, Malik Ghulam Raza, Saifuddin Khalid, Ghulam Qadir Khan Bettani, Muhammad Rashad Khan and Maulvi Muhammad Sarwar Musakhel and six MPs on reserved seats of women and minorities are Humaira Awais Shahid, Rana Rizvi, Arif Masih, Rasheed Khan Bhai, Chettan Mal were elected after the promulgation of 18th Amendment.
Naseer Bhutta, appearing on behalf of three Punjab MPs, said that Constitutional Amendment required validating the elections of the MPs, who were elected in bye-polls after the promulgation of 18th Amendment. He said that if the government does not bring new amendment then the consequences would follow.